Friday, November 11, 2011

Books read in 2011: No. 51 - The Con Man

by Ed McBain

Started: November 11
Finished: November 18

Notes: My reading has been a little heavy of late, so I thought it was time to break it up with something fun, short and light. McBain usually serves the trick, especially with his older 87th Precinct tales, like this one originally published in 1957.

Mini review: As expected, another easy, fun read. However, the title is a little misleading. As often happens in McBain's 87th Precinct novels, there are several plot lines, usually with one being the major plot. Here there are a couple of plots involving con artists, but one of those artists is also a murderer, and it seemed to me the murders overshadowed the con artist portions of the plot. Not meant to be a complaint, just that I noticed this element.

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